NEW YORK - August 31, 2005 - The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long multi-sport professional tour in action sports, will host the International Cycling Union (UCI) BMX Supercross World Cup Finals as the specialty competition at the Toyota Challenge on Friday, September 9 in San Jose, CA. The fourth stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour, the Toyota Challenge takes place September 8-11 at San Jose’s HP Pavilion, and features professional competitions in skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross. The event also includes a Festival Village with interactive courses, video gaming and athlete autograph sessions.
We want to say congratualtions to Dave Freimuth and his wife Patie on the expansion of their family. Yup, it's a son! Here's the 411 from Dave:
I just wanted to write and let everyone know that Patie finally let the bun out of the oven. Our new son Thompson was born at 5:16AM this morning after keeping his mother up for 26 hours... Patie did invent a couple new swears, but who can blame her. I'd rather break my pelvis 2 more times before going through what she did last night!
WHISTLER, Canada (August, 2005) -Ryan Nyquist, 4 time X-Games gold medalist takes first with a stunning last run performance at Red Bull Elevation while James Foster makes history landing the first ever triple tail-whip!
Red Bull Elevation was developed in partnership with BMX icon Jay Miron as the most innovative and challenging dirt jumping contest of its kind.
Got News!? Yes we do. Take a few minutes to read the August HARO newsletter.
- German Stefan "OBG" Geisler is back on the bike doing vert demos all over the place. This weekend he's doing some riding for a 2 minute Freestyle.ch commercial for MTV and VIVA.
- The complete HARO UK team, consisting of Ben Hennon, Ben Manuel and Anthony Pill, went on a week tour through England with Eastpak riding local skateparks and the transportable miniramp.
The American Bicycle Association, with collaboration from many of the top professional athletes and manufacturers, is proud to announce an exciting new pro program for 2006 which features increased payouts per event and expanded year-end awards. The new pro series will feature a reduced fourteen race weekend series for the AA Pro, Girl Pro, Pro Cruiser and Veteran Pro classes to determine the #1 Pro in each division.
Also new for 2006, the ABA Race of Champions held on Friday, the day before the Grand Nationals, will be included in the pro points chase.
Luke Parslow from Australia gets the cover of the new Plus! What else is in there you might wonder? Let's just go by the contents page for this review. It pretty much sums up what you can expect from the October issue anyway. If there's something in this list that might interest you, track down the BMX mag at the newsstands or go to www.bmxplusmag.com to get a subscription.
26 ABA Midwest Nationals: Rocking in Rockford
42 BMX PLUS! road trip: Nor Cal with a van full of riders
56 Dew Action Sports Tour: Dew's first stop in Louisville, KY.
24 MCS Holeshot Expert: Can this bike give you the holeshot?
32 Staats Large Frame: Did Staats' all around frame have what it takes?
66 GT Jamie Bestwick King: A bike fit for a king.
For only 2 Euros you can pick up issue 12 of Zwanzig magazine. You should. It's money well spent. The quality of paper and pics is superb and also the lay-out kicks ass. When reading the magazine, it feels like the Zwanzig crew says what they think which is nice to see in a world where advertisers, sponsors and contest organizers seem to rule the scene. This review is shamelessly late but the Zwanzig crew on the other hand is on it. On Friday after the BMX-Masters, they already had an opening spread from the contest in the mag. How's that for speed. A beer bottle in the news section, why not? Dates, video reviews, a IBMXFF World's report straight out of Prague with great photo's, how to build ramps followed by a Taylor Leigh and Ben Armstrong self interview fills the first part of issue 12. The product page reviews a bunch of cassette hubs, bars, stems and frames and some softgoods. It's all about the Nosedive article follows and the Mellow Park people always seem to come up with some good pin-up photo. Turn to page 41 for that one, the lady is having a shower
The BMXINVASION BIKE BATTLE 4 "BIKE TO SCHOOL" contest went down at SKATE 57 PARK. BMX riders along with an enthusiastic crowd were on hand to take in all the fun and action. A great display of action packed riding was on the menue for the event. The youngster from Toms River NJ. Garrett Reynolds took home the gold as he was busting out some difficult tricks. In second place another youngster who put on great display of bmx riding is Ben Hittle. Falling into the third place position is Phillip Kane. Fourth place went to Andre Postell who was taking it hard on the flip whip but managed to recover with some cool riding.Our fifth place shredder is Mike Fede who destroyed a few bikes today attempting to kill what ever came in the way of his front tire. Mike managed to get through the run with a few loner bikes.
How cool would it be for people to come in your backyard and build some ramps. Well, that's happening in Matt Bischoff's yard in Ohio with the RedBull BuildOff. Confused? read on. And while we were at it, we checked on Matt's Failure Bikes situation too.-So what's going to happen in your backyard with that RedBull thing?
Basically, I thought it would rule to do a contest where ramp builders, which to me is an art form, would have a 3 day period to build ramps. I approached Wessel and we came up with a list of builders to participate.